Biomass production and development

The Bambou-Assainissement® eco-wastewater treatment plants have the advantage of producing significant amounts of high quality biomass that can be recovered. Bamboo is one of the most wood productive plants. And its biomass has very interesting characteristics: higher heating value (HHV between 5,000 and 5,400 kWh/ton of dry matter, similar to the one of broad-leaved tree species), combustion producing very little ash which limits fouling in combustion systems, high tensile strength (6 times more resistant than steel for the same mass ratio) which permits this biomass to be used in many different ways and particularly in the building, furniture, textile, paper, food, pharmaceutical industries and others.


Annual biomass production

(Tons of dry matter/hectare/year)


10 to 33 in temperate climate

Up to 47 in tropical climate

Miscanthus 12 to 30
Willow 10 to 15
Poplar 10 to 15
Switchgrass 8

Every PHYTOREM® eco-wastewater treatment plant project including biomass recovery is subject to a specific study of the recovery processes, including tests which are necessary for pre-industrialization.

Our R&D department is at your disposal for any specific study.

PHYTOREM examines the different recovery ways for your project according to the local economic context.

Birth and growth of the bamboo :  watch videos

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The Bambou-Assainissement®


Visite M Hollande 11/04/2014 Airbus Helicopters 4

Mexico: Mr François Hollande, French President, visits the Airbus Helicopters wastewater treatment plant.

The 11th of april of 2014, the President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, visited in Airbus Helicopters Queretaro, the first Mexican wastewater treatment plant using the Bambou-Assainissement® process designed by Phytorem SA.

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